AIR DATE: Feb 19 2021 16:12UTC
EPISODE: Episode 34
Hopey Price | Knuckle Up with Mike Orr | Talkin Fight
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He’S from leeds he’s, a famous uk boxer, yeah uk boxer next upcomer uh he’s got 100 win weight right now: 25 percent knockout rate he’s 4-0 with one knockout.
He signed a promotional terms with eddie hearn and matching boxing in october of 2019 before making his eagerly anticipated professional, debut and uh.
Since then, this southpaw has done what everybody thought this kid was gon na.
Do he’s coming in and he’s uh taking up the competition.
One by one and uh he’s honestly, one of the only he is the first british professional boxer to bring a youth gold home to the uk.
So this kid he’s got the talent uh.
Was it too? Not this not this weekend that just passed the weekend before he was actually on the undercards, no, not on the undercard.
He was on one of the undercards for the one of the main main shows uh.
He had a brilliant fight he’s one of these kids.
Man he’s just he’s, got all the tools.
You know he’s he’s a traveler, another gypsy and uh he wants to.
He wants to do what tyson fury’s done and bring.
He wants to bring notoriety to the gypsies and show that they can do what everybody else can do and do it better than them, and this kid does have the tools to do it uh.
You know he goes by drago.
He goes by hopi.
Those are his two aliases he’s.
One of these kids he’s he’s real real lanky he’s uh, five, eight and a half he’s he’s.
Not you know, he’s a super bantamweight, so he’s he’s in what about a buck 20 or something like that.
I believe the super bit.
No super phantom is it’s it’s down there.
Man he’s a real skinny.
Looking kid, you don’t think much of him, but you know he’s he’s one of those kids he’s just gon na knock.
Your block off man he’s uh, he’s got great great hand.
Speed he’s got great, footwork he’s, you know he gets in there.
He gets out quick, he doesn’t, he doesn’t get hit.
He’S he’s been he’s, talented man he’s very talented.
He dropped out of school before he even turned into his teens um.
He came into the the boxing gym.
His dad was like well.
If you’re not gon na go to school, then you’re gon na do something else.
So his dad put him in the boxing gym at about you, know 11, 12 years old and pushes pushed him to uh to start fighting and uh.
He got a great taste for it.
You know this high.
Well, i’m not even gon na, say high school, we’re gon na, say i guess elementary school dropout and uh yeah.
So, since, since doing that the kids been the kids been on, you know on the radar of a lot of people he’s, you know, he’s got the dedication the heart, the drive, we’re gon na see big things from this kid he’s another big prospect coming out of The uk, just like you, know all the last ones, the last three days.
I think that we’ve profiled these fighters, these young and up-and-comers.
He is undefeated, he’s not a knockout artist yet, but he’s young man he’s only 20.
, so we got to give him time.
We’Ve got to give him time to come into his own, get in there with that strange strength and conditioning coach, and you know, give him the opportunity to build up that strength.
So he can knock these guys out, but right now he’s already showing so much dominance that you know it’s gon na, be it’s gon na be a matter of time before we get to see it, and you know he had an impressive win two weeks ago.
I hope to see him uh coming up soon he’s with bathroom, so you know, match rooms got him.
They’Ve got them lined up to be doing something.
You know they they don’t like their fighters sit stale, which i, which i really like about bathroom their fighters.
Are you know always moving always in the works? You know, they’re always they’re, always climbing that that ladder and we’re going to see this kid in the future.
He is, you know, he’s one of these kids.
That’S coming out of you know the uk and he’s just gon na dominate man.
He’S one of these uk dominating kids he’s gon na be on your radar.
Guys just watch him out check out his fights he’s only got four check out his last one from uh.
Last weekend the you’ll enjoy it.
Man he’s a very exciting fighter.
You know me, i bring you the young, the undefeated, sometimes sometimes a loss in there.
We can’t we can’t win them all.
We know that guys, but i try to bring you the young and undefeated the up and comers the future of the sport.
This is one of these kids man.
Hopi price is the future of boxing.
You know undefeated man, great kid to watch, go out and check him out.
You heard it here, michael or four o’clock, man, if you like it share it share that, like hook subscribe, knock out those comments wait till tomorrow.
I hope everybody enjoyed their weekend.
I know i did graham thanks again for sunday.
I love that knockout that we’ve seen i’m still, i’m still.
I still replay it man, i’m still going back and watching it over and over again i i enjoyed that very much guys watch our show from sunday.
We talk about our winner of the week for the knockout of the week, uh tune in next week for uh the second segment of our knockout artist of the week.
There’S a lot of big events coming up this weekend, we’ll i’ll keep letting you know throughout the week of my shows.
What to watch who to look out for and yeah man happy monday, everybody get back to work all right thanks very much mike appreciate it.
Thank you very much good viewership and we’ll see you tomorrow, yeah for sure